NBF Presents: An Afternoon with the National Book Awards

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2020

2020 Longlisters, Finalists, and potential Winners Natalie Diaz (Postcolonial Love Poem, Poetry), Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Fiction), and Kacen Callender (King and the Dragonflies, Young People's Literature) discuss their work and recognition in advance of the 71st Annual National Book Awards, presented in partnership with the Texas Book Festival.

In partnership with the National Book Foundation
  • Moderator: Cristina Rodriguez, General Manager of Deep Vellum Books, Dallas
  • Format: This is a free, live, virtual event.
  • Q&A: Please direct questions to the authors and moderator with CrowdCast's "Ask a Question" button and not the chat box. Questions will be shared with the moderator, and the moderator will attempt to get to as many audience questions as possible toward the end of the session.
  • Chat: Feel free to use the chat box to share your thoughts and virtually cheer for and share kudos with the session's participants! Disorderly comments will be removed immediately. Please refer to the code of conduct.
  • Books: Please consider clicking the "Buy the Book(s)" button below the video feed, which leads to BookPeople, Texas Book Festival's partner bookseller. Your purchase helps support the author(s), independent bookselling, and the Texas Book Festival. Thank you.
Deesha Philyaw, Natalie Diaz, Kacen Callender, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Postcolonial Love Poem, Felix Ever After, King and the Dragonflies


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